skull candy 50% off

i have a pair of skull candy lowrider headphones and i heart them--they are good for drowning out the sounds of fighting children when on a road trip. i paid 40 bucks for them and considered it an investment in my sanity.

so, imagine my delight and surprise when my bestie called and turned me on to the sweetest deal i've seen--50% off everything on their site. LEGIT.

go to, find what you like and put in skullcandylovesyou in the promo code box and it will take 50% off your total. what's even better is the fact that they give you free shipping on orders over 60 bucks, but they gage it off of your pre-promo total. so if you ordered two headphones at 40 bucks a piece, they count it as 80 dollars total and give you free shipping, even though your end price will be 40 bucks. i think it's kind of a beautiful thing.

if you are looking for something to give the youngsters for christmas, these would be stellar. and your coolness factor would be way UP.

you could get these red and silver badboys for 20.00-- they have about 20 different color choices and combos to choose from.

double bonus? the fact that these pink ones are currently 10 dollars off the regular price of $39.95--so i just got them for 15.00.

triple bonus? these purple smokin' ear buds are currently 10 dollars off the regular price of $29.95, so i just got them for 10 bucks.

this promo code only lasts through november, so don't be a slacker.

abbey is thankful

this girl is thankful for:

happy turkey day

happy thanksgiving~

enjoy your holiday. peace out until monday!

DON'T STOP BELIEVIN':why journey's steve perry will bring world peace

the rbc & i just got back from a quick jaunt down to las vegas. we decided to take advantage of the crappy economy and stayed for a song at the palazzo.

we stayed in their basic room--the luxury suite. but at 720 sq. feet, it's nearly twice the size of a normal las vegas hotel room. and we were in love instantly. it officially became our newest favorite destination in sin city when we walked into the lobby and it smelled GOOD.

we stumbled onto our other newest las vegas favorite by chance--

the 'dueling pianos' is at the bar at times square at new york new york hotel and casino. we found it by following the sounds of people singing justin timberlake's "rock your body" at the top of their lungs.

the room is set up with 2 pianos facing each other, surrounded by the crowd. the men at the piano were insanely gifted and talented, and hopped from song to song as requested by patrons like they had the whole catalog of i-tunes indexed in their brains.

they knew how to work the room, when to play what, and how to do it. i thought a lady next to me was gonna faint when they broke into "ice, ice baby".

oh, wait. that was ME.

we sung, we clapped, we danced. we found out that drunk people were especially entertaining to watch when singing en masse.

the best part of the evening came right before we left (at 2 a.m., i might add.) and the crowd nearly went ballistic when the pianos launched into, "just a city boy.................born & raised in south detroit......"


people were swaying and high-fiving. the two men next to me embraced and wiped away tears. rainbows and unicorns appeared-- i swear, there was so much love in the room at the moment that you could have bottled it and given it to needy orphans for christmas.

it was then that i realized that, if we wanted to end all wars and bloodshed, we would need to do only one thing: put on a journey's greatest hits record and crank the volume all the way up.

steve perry: ambassador of world peace.

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

marriage? heidi & spencer? REALLY?

i think they will last FOREVER.
or 18 months--whichever comes first.

you & i are bff

my bloggin bff tanja posted about these awesome posters--you can find them at sparkle power

why do we scream at each other?

this made me giggle.

prince is timeless, eh?

{all for you, rachel.}

obligitory twilight posting

NOTE TO MY 7.3 READERS: i am posting today because i will be blogsphere absent on monday. i'll be back on tuesday.

like you care.


yes, yet another blog entry to add to the millions of photos blog-wide of women bonding at twilight.

bond we did at the matinee on friday--me, mom, megan, bailey, kamari, hadley, kristin, chandler, katie, kennedy, & jody.

there was a LOT of estrogen in that dark room. and these girls contributed to it:

i was totally entertained by the flick. it helped that i went in with low expectations (i read the reviews) and didn't take anything too literally. i thought that bella & edward had some great chemistry, even if he had to wear lip gloss.

while watching the movie, i had an epiphany:

if bella's blood was "edward's brand of heroin", then i think she should do this:

so she could give him THIS:

she could even wrap it up, all festive-like, and put it under the christmas tree.

what i want for christmas: ITEM SIXTEEN

a snoop dog collectible figure



wedding tag--my blesbian arianne tagged me. there ARE 25 questions which is approx. 20 questions too many, so i kept the answers short and sweet.
now your life will be complete.
you're welcome.

1. Where did you and your husband meet? cruising st. george boulevard. so classy.

2. How long before you kissed? we still haven't kissed. we are waiting for our 25th anniversary to make it 'SPECIAL'.

3. Who kissed who first? HELLO!? see #2

4. How long from the time you met until you were engaged? How long from the engagement to the wedding? 3 years from meeting to engagement, 4 months from engagement to wedding.

5. How did he propose? on a carriage ride around temple square in salt lake. two thumbs up.

6. Did he pick out the ring or did you? he did. but i've been a beyotch since WAAAAAAYYY back and told him to spend the money on the diamond, not all the little crap surrounding it. he did magnificent.

7. Do you still like the ring? yes, but it's gone. i lost it 7 years ago and have a new one. i'm convinced that there is some maverick night-shift clerk wearing it even as i type.

8. Where was your wedding and reception? we got married in the st. george temple and had our reception out at the club house at crystal lakes in sunbrook.

9. How many bridesmaids did you have and who was your maid of honor? i had 7 bridesmaids and 1 flower girl (megan.) my sister loni was my maid of honor.

10. What color were your bridesmaid dresses? an unfortunate floral. i was impaired. it was the early 90's.

11. What was your bouquet made of? LOVED my bouquet--it was beautiful. it had all sorts of beautiful spring and summer flowers, but i don't know the name of a single one.

12. Who gave you away? my daddy.

13. Did you cry during your wedding? i teared up one time--russ's grandpa was a sealer and got to perform the ceremony, so that was really touching.

14. What style was your dress? another unfortunate early 90's mistake--it was a "mermaid" style with lots and lots and LOTS of beaditry. i did love it, though. now my girls mock it. as they should.

15. Was your wedding kiss sweet or sexy? his grandpa was standing 2 feet away--very short and sweet.

16. Who caught your bouquet? my cousin, teri. i think she used the "gut-face-groin" move and it served her well.

17. What flavor was your cake? i can't remember. but it had fondant on it which i loved.

18. Did you smash the cake onto each other's faces or feed it to each other nicely? no. i wasn't about the smashing bit. i thought it was tacky. (but i VALIDATE you if you smashed. really.)

19. What was "your song" that you danced to at your wedding? we didn't dance to a song.

20. What did you serve your guests to eat? my mom spent a lot of time making lots of nummy things--cookies, cakes, brownies, sandwiches. the food was awesome.

21. What did your friends do to decorate your car? we hid it. no dice.

22. What was your favorite wedding gift? 500 dollars that my uncle gave us. cash is king!

23. What was the worst wedding gift you got? where do i start? i can't name names, but let's just say that it involved TOLE PAINTING. enough said.

24. Where did you go on your honeymoon? jamaica. it was OFF THE HOOK.

25. Looking back, is there anything you would have changed about your wedding? yes--i should have taken my dad's offer for money and chucked the reception to the curb. but i grew up in utah--i thought it was a law.

ralphie's house for the holidays

mindi and dad--1979

i always love to watch a movie with my dad. as children, it always seemed like we enjoyed the film just a little more if dad was watching. the jokes were funnier, the romance was sweeter, and the songs were more heart-felt if dad was in the room.

i don't know exactly WHY that was, but all i know is that it continues to happen even now.

case in point: two weeks ago when my dad wanted me and the girls to go to high school musical 3 with him. now, keep in mind that mindi had already seen zac & company, TWICE. (it's a sickness. don't judge.) but all i had to hear was that my dad was going, and i was IN.

my all-time favorite movie to watch with my dad is a christmas story.

he laughs throughout the whole entire film, and it's totally infectious.

the experience includes:

*airfare for four people from anywhere in the lower 48 states to cleveland, OH (up to $1800 total.

*2 day, 2 night stay for four in a suite provided by the renaissance cleveland hotel.

*christmas eve accommodations for four at the 'a christmas story' house.

*christmas eve dinner for four provided by pearl of orient chinese restaurant.

*christmas day dinner for four provided by sans souci, an award-winning, fine-dining restaurant in the renaissance hotel.

*$200 stipend for food & beverages during stay

i thought i should bid, but at posting time the winning bid was $2500.00, which was just a little bit rich for this girl's blood.

two of my favorite scenes in the movie are:

the leg lamp's glow of "electric sex"

get your own full size leg lamp HERE

or download your own MAJOR AWARD certificate HERE

woot! woot!

these call to me.

listen closely: they say, "whoooooooooo. whoooooooooooo." (translation: BUY ME.)

funnyfunnyfunny randomness

{as always, mad props to more cowbell}
peace out.


sticky notes from knock knock.

why must i be cursed with a 7th grade sense of humor?

cliff notes on twilight

so, tonight's the night!! and in honor of the midnight showing tonight, i am RE-posting my favorite twilight information, ever.

it was written by my blogging bff steph's husband, lance----it was a comment he posted on his wife's twilight post, but i thought it deserved it's very own post devoted to his interpretation.


Edward: I hate Bella.

Bella: I love Edward. Oh his eyes! What should I do? Whine, whine, whine.

Edward: OK, I don't hate you, I just have no self-control (typical guy), oh, and I want to kill you.

Bella: I love Edward. Oh his eyes! What should I do? Whine, whine, whine.

Jacob: I love Bella too, but I want to kill her. And Edward.

Edward: I want to kill Jacob.

Bella: I love Edward and Jacob. Oh their eyes! What should I do? I know, I'll lead both of them on and just whine the entire time.

Edward: Look, I'm shiny!

Jacob: Look, I'm strong!

Bella: Whine, Whine Whine.

will be seeing this along with katie, chandi, and 1 bajillion other females ranging in ages from 8 to 70 TOMORROW. thank goodness, because i'm exhausted from everyone's anticipation. i need a vacation.